Adding Storage Systems

To use storage snapshots for data protection and disaster recovery operations, you must add the storage system to the backup infrastructure. If you plan to work with secondary storage arrays, you must add them to the backup infrastructure as well.

Before adding a storage system to the backup infrastructure, check Requirements and Limitations.

If you want Veeam Backup & Replication to automatically rescan the storage system after you add it, select the relevant check box at the last step of the wizard. For more information on the rescan process, see Rescan (Storage Discovery) Process.

The topology of the storage system added to the backup infrastructure is displayed in the Storage Infrastructure view in the Veeam Backup & Replication console. On the Home view, in the Backups > Snapshots node, you can see volumes with storage snapshots and VMs stored on these volumes.


If only Veeam Agents or NAS backup processing is selected for a storage system, volumes with snapshots and VMs of such storage system are not displayed under the Backups > Snapshots node. The storage system itself is still displayed in the Storage Infrastructure view.

You can add the following storage systems to the backup infrastructure:


Only NAS backup jobs can access Dell PowerScale (formerly Isilon) and Nutanix Files storage systems.